A teenager who reportedly caused a horrific car accident that injured 11 people earlier crashed in August while drunk with a stolen car.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named by name, reportedly drove through red in a Holden Statesman full of teenagers and hit a maxi taxi in Edgeworth, near Newcastle on Friday night.
The crash forced young mother Tamika Wever to fight for life with devastating head injuries after being thrown from the maxi taxi.
It has emerged that the accused driver was in good conduct at the time following a previous conviction for driving at Merewether in Newcastle on August 2.
The teenager stole a car at 2.50 a.m. before crashing and abandoning him, with police finding him nearby after reports of a speeding vehicle in the suburb during the morning.
The teenager who was accused of causing a horror crash (photo) near Newcastle on Friday was convicted of another offense last month.
Tamika Wever, 24, suffered serious head injuries when the taxi she was in was hit by another car in Edgeworth near Newcastle
He turned in a blood alcohol content of 0.099 to the police at 8:55 a.m. and was charged with auto theft, negligent driving, driving a middle class PCA and driving without ever having a driver’s license. The Daily Telegraph reports.
The teen was fined $ 350, disqualified from driving, and given a 12-month tire for good behavior.
Less than two months later, police allege that the Holden Statesman he was driving ran into a red light before hitting the cab on Main Road just after 1am.
Officers were the first to arrive after making a U-turn to stop the Holden before the crash.
The teenager was refused bail and went to court on Sunday.
He reportedly returned a 0.73 roadside breath test result.
The teen has since been charged with 15 offenses, including dangerous driving resulting in serious injury, negligent driving, driving while disqualified and failing to stop at a red light.
Tamika Wever’s (right) older sister Tash Reid (left) said she’s ‘not doing well’ and should be home with her three sons
Friends of Ms. Weaver revealed that she has an “ extremely low survival rate ” after the crash.
The 24-year-old was on his way home from the pub with friends when the crash occurred.
A friend of Mrs. Weaver posted on social media that ‘Tamika’s chances of survival are extremely low … this is devastating’.
The young mother’s sister, Tash Reid, said she’s ‘not doing well’.
‘It’s terrible. I don’t know how to put it into words. The focus is Tamika. We just need her to get better and get out of here, ”Mrs. Reid said 9 News.
‘We all need her house, her sons need her house.
“She is wonderful, the most beautiful, loving, caring, intelligent and most wonderful mother, sister, daughter and friend.”
The young mother was on her way home from the pub with friends when a Holden Commodore reportedly ran into a red light and hit the taxi
Ms. Reid also urged drivers to think before getting behind the wheel.
“My sister is fighting for her life up there because of idiots,” she said.
Paramedics treated 11 people for various injuries all of which were taken to John Hunter Hospital, with most of the passengers in the Statesman sustained minor injuries.
The taxi driver, a 46-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were seriously injured, while three other taxi passengers – men aged 28, 35 and 47 – suffered minor injuries.
The crash was so loud that local residents woke up, rushing to help the victims.
“I just kicked the back window of the maxi taxi, got the other two boys out,” said witness Nick Dupont.
He said the Statesman’s passengers appeared to have been traumatized by the accident. One of them was only 14 years old.
Her cousin Charlii Croese wrote a heartfelt tribute to her ‘best friend and rock’ on social media
Friends of Mrs. Weaver said the mother had an “ extremely low survival rate ” after the horror strike
Mrs. Weaver’s Cousin Charlii Croese wrote a heartfelt tribute to her ‘best friend and rock’ on social media.
‘We all want you to please wake up, your babies need you. we all need you, ”she wrote.
‘I held your hand today and kissed you, I told you how much we all need you and how much I love you. You are the strongest person I know and if anyone can do this, they can. ‘
A GoFundMe was started by Ms. Weaver’s family friend Angie Smalley, who described the mother as a ‘loving, kind, fun soul’.
‘With serious brain damage Tamika fights for her life… she is in critical condition with injuries so dire that I should not expect to recognize my beautiful friend’s face when I visit her, ”wrote Mrs. Smalley.
‘Tamika is a young wonderful mother who always puts her babies first, always smiles, she is funny with an absolutely soft soul that didn’t deserve this today.’
Dylan, a hardworking, loving fiancée of Tamika, was also injured in the accident and in hospital.
“Which means their three sons are loved and cared for by their relatives, without knowing why their mom and dad aren’t coming home and haven’t been home for days.”
Mrs. Weaver suffered a devastating head injury after being thrown from the maxi taxi in the crash
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